Nick Clegg is the best of the three current party leaders as a speaker, but this was only a so-so effort in his terms. Quite interesting, though.
On the other hand if you're a floating voter, he has a case, and he made it quite convincingly.
The truth is I see no convincing evidence that we feel inclined to give either Dave or Ed a majority in 2015. So Clegg may be here to stay. That was essentially his case today. And he may well be right.
Ten things we learnt from the Deputy Prime Minister's keynote speech at the Liberal Democrat party conference.
The central theme of Nick Clegg's speech was that he and his colleagues are the moderators in a government dominated by Conservatives.